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Pownal Township, Bennington County
January 2003

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Official/Political Status

Town


Cities, Towns, Villages, Hamlets within this Township

North Pownal, Pownal, Pownal Center


Town Clerk

Karen J. Burrington
P.O. Box 411
Pownal, VT 05261
Ph: 823-7757
Fax: 823-0116
E-mail: powclerk@sover.net


Web Site

Pownal: http://www.thisisvermont.com/towns/pownal/index.html

American Local History Network: no info
US GenWeb: http://www.rootsweb.com/~vtbennin/zpow.html
Vermont Gateway: http://www.rootsweb.com/~vermont/BenningtonPownal.html
Vertual Vermont: http://www.virtualvermont.com/towns/pownal.html
Vermont in the Civil War: http://www.vermontcivilwar.org/place/p/pownal.shtml


Population According to the U.S. Federal Census


Town
1791
1800
1810
1820
1830
1840
1850
1860
1870
1880
1890
Pownal
1,732
1,692
1,655
1,812
 1,835
 1,613
 1,742
 1,731
 1,705
 2,019
 1,919
Bennington Co.
12,051
 14,395
 15,459
 15,482
 16,899
 16,305
 17,922
 19,436
 21,325
 21,950
 20,448

 
Town
1900
1910
1920
1930
1940
1950
1960
1970
1980
1990
2000
Pownal
 1,976
 1,599
 1,396
 1,425
1,402
1,453
1,509
 2,441
 3,269
 3,485
3,560
Bennington Co.
 21,705
21,378
21,577
21,655
22,286
24,115
25,088
29,282
33,345
35,845
36,994


Cemeteries & Years in Use

Azuba Searles (one person): 1822
Brownall-Burgess-Paddock: 1815-1842
Dunn-Ell Card Lot: 1841-1855
Edgar Rathbun Farm (family): 1811-1867
Eldred Yard-Fowler Farm: 1784-1881
Gardner Historical: 1775-1919
Joseph Barber Farm (family): 1848-1852
Lovett Yard: 1793-1868
Mason Hill: 1811-1877
North Pownal Yard: 1783-1978
Oakhill: 1797-present
Perry Tompson Farm (one person): 1832
Potter (one person), E. Wilcox Farm): 1800
Potter (William Arnold Farm): 1819-1830
Pownal Center: 1785-1968
Reuben Jepson Farm (family): 1834-1858
Sherman Yard: 1813-1877
Towsley-Morgan Memorial: 1775-present
White Oaks (family): 1850-unknown
Woodlawn-J. Wilcox Farm: 1849-1920


Local Historical Societies, Libraries & Museums

Pownal Historical Society
P.O. Box 313
Pownal, VT 05621
(802) 823-5536
email: pownal@sover.net
http://www.pownal.org/
There is no established museum. Meetings are held at the Solomon Wright Public Library the second Monday of every month at 7 PM. Contact Person: Ken Held, President. Hours and Admission: N/A. There web site has links to Pownal cemetery inscriptions, the 1790 census, Civil War veterans, early marriages and more (like membership information!).




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